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Taupo's Floatplane

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Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
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A wonderful, memorable trip

We absolutely loved it! The pilot was great, very chatty and enthusiastic. We took the 4 hour trip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
alan w
Trip over the volcanoes

On a trip around North Island, stayed for a night at Taupo and planned the flight at the last... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Enjoy spectacular scenic flights in a high wing Cessna 206 Floatplane and enjoy unrestricted views looking down on beautiful Lake Taupo and the snow-capped mountains (volcanoes!) of Tongariro National Park. Floatplane scenic flights are a magical way to experience and gain a true perspective of the stunning Lake Taupo Region, and the sensation of taking off from and landing on the water is a memory you will never forget. Don't miss your opportunity to enjoy this unique flying experience
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  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“minute flight” (9 reviews)
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“mt ruapehu” (6 reviews)
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Lake Front Boat Harbour, Taupo 3330, New Zealand

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We absolutely loved it! The pilot was great, very chatty and enthusiastic. We took the 4 hour trip to Orakei Korako which turned out to be amazing. Landing and taking off on the river was awesome and felt very special. From the air it was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a trip around North Island, stayed for a night at Taupo and planned the flight at the last minute. Took the trip from Lake Taupo over the volcanoes (including Mount Doom from 'The Lord of the Rings') and back. Completed the trip with my...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked a scenic flight over ‘Mount Doom’ but sadly the weather meant this wasn’t possible. We opted instead for the Western Bay Explorer and, at the suggestion of our pilot Dalton, included a beach stop with waterfall walk. What an amazing flight, we...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We were walking around Lake Taupo when we spotted a float plane by the jetty and thought that looks fun. The office said we could go right there and then ( no time to chicken out). An amazing flight over Taupo, huka falls and the...More

Thank Sally J
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We made a last minute decision to go on a 20 minute float plane flight before leaving Taupo, it was the best decision ever. Our pilot was a really friendly outgoing young lady who made us feel very comfortable and answered any questions we had,...More

Thank Michelle B
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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to write a great review.

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Loved this experience! It was our first time ever on a floatplane, and the takeoff and landing were impressive. It was great to be able to see beautiful Taupo from a bird's eye view... especially the Huka falls!

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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for the review.. Glad you enjoyed and appreciate how much of Taupo you can see on a short flight.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We turned up at the iSite in Taupo not knowing what we would be doing that day, and an hour later we were on the Floatplane! We opted for the hour flight over to Mount Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom) and Mount Ruapehu, it was just the...More

Thank Alexander M
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Neil K, Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Hi Alexander. Thank you for the review. Yes water landings and take offs are great.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

We walked up to the office, when we were told there was a flight leaving in 10 minutes, so we booked it. and we are so glad we did. My personal favourite thing from our New Zealand Visit. Our Pilot was brilliant and struck up...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Bernie our terrific pilot and guide. She made us feel immediately at ease and made the experience superb. Fliying over the lake and then over Mount Doom -sorry I cannot recall it real name was wonderful. Stunning scenery and fantastic views. Worth every...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

We turned up with no booking early in the morning. Were given a price and very detailed list of what to expect on each level of flight and chose the 30min option. It was incredible We flew over the entire lake which blows your mind...More

Thank Beck B
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Neil K, General Manager at Taupo's Floatplane, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hi Beck. Thank you for the great feed back. Enjoyed showing you around

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Absolutely. Taupo is very much geared up for camper van parking and you should have no problems.
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